Both the objects youll see the
bentwood box and the canoe - are created from red cedar. Forests of red
cedar trees are plentiful on the Northwest Coast of North America. The trees can grow to
be 195 feet tall! The Northwest Coast Indian people use red cedar to
make everything from baskets to clothing, so its no wonder that its
called the "Tree of Life." The wood is soft and the grain is
straight, which makes red cedar easy to steam, bend, and carve.
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